August 20, 2008

"e"dge of the "e"arth -- it's ABC Wednesday


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photo by Donald Kinney

Wishing everybody a happy "E" day on ABC Wednesday !

And yes, there it is -- the "e"dge of the "e"arth...

Oh I suppose there is more than one edge of the earth, but I think this one qualifies...

It was taken from the north-flank of our beloved Mount Tamalpais.   That's the "e"lusive town of Bolinas on the dark hill.   On the flat and to the left is a nice beach named Stinson.

The rift zone of the San Andreas "E"arthquake Fault runs just out of sight right along the lower portion of the photo.   The yellow hill where I was standing is on the North-American Plate, and Bolinas is on the Pacific Plate.   The North-American Plate slowly rumbles-and-creeps southward, and the Pacific Plate slowly rumbles-and-creeps northward.   But it's a very slow process so it's no good standing there and waving goodbye...


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20 comments:

Louise said...

Great "E's." And I love the different colors in the picture.

kjpweb said...

Creative "E" application! And a great shot, too!
Cheers, Klaus

Anu said...

Very interesting choice for 'E'. Lovely shot.
My 'E' here

ellen b. said...

What an interesting view. How far did you have to hike to get to this spot I wonder???
Beautiful textures in this photo...

Ivar Ivrig said...

Very nice composition. I like it alot :-)

Bear Naked said...

Beautiful exquisite photo.
When I first read your blog entry the first thought that came to my mind was the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy."
Have you seen that movie?

Bear((( )))

Rambling Woods said...

That is beautiful. There is a rift zone here in WNY, but I have only felt 2 tremors in all the years of living here. ..

Ackworth Born said...

you've managed to combine quite a number of "land/sea types" in this one photo so lots of edges.

Tomate Farcie said...

Ah, there is that "E" word (Earthquake) I just dread the day the big one finally arrives. :(

Like I said yesterday, this shot is spectacular.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice photo and terrific geography and geology lesson. Thanks for sharing.

Nice E.
Thanks for the visit,
Troy

PS: What's the status of the Printer?
troymullens@charter.net

leslie said...

Lots of textures in this photo which is, by the way, a stunning view. I particularly like the look of the waves as they swirl their way towards the EDGE of the world. Nicely done. :D

nonizamboni said...

Great post--not too many of us can say they straddled the Plates to take their photo of the day! And a beautiful photo it is. Thanks for sharing.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That really is an awesome photo... I am equally as impressed as with the others. Beautiful and impressive! I am glad I came by!

photowannabe said...

A creative use of the letter E. I agree that it is the edge of the earth.
love the tones and composition of this shot Don.

peppylady said...

I didn't know when could see a fault line.
How cool.

Coffee is always on.

Tash said...

I'd say it qualifies for Earth's edge. Isn't it something to be standing on one Plate & looking at another. The contrasting colors esp the metalic looking ocean are just amazing. PS I must of tried at least 5 different microbrews while in PacNW & did not have 1 Rainier Ale...bummer.

Jo said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous photo. I can almost hear the roar of the ocean when I look at it.

Amazing being on a fault line!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

oooh yeh! You made again the EARTH on its end, or no the EDGE , thats goo too eeh? haha fantastic and again...welldone, great job Don!

Denise said...

What an awesome landscape capture, so many elements come together in an exciting shot.
Thanks for being part of ABC Wednesday.

Louis la Vache said...

Great choice for E!

 
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